Leadership and Staff

Carolyn Sarno Goldthwaite
CHPS Board of Directors Chair
Carolyn Sarno Goldthwaite manages Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships’ (NEEP) High Performance Building team. She assists states with the development and implementation of strategies to improve energy code compliance and promote operational energy savings in retrofits and new buildings. Carolyn is the Vice Chairman of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools Board of Directors. She is past chair and a current member of the Town of Bedford Mass Energy Task Force, Co-Chairs the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action) Existing Commercial Buildings Working Group and chaired Mass. Governor Deval Patrick's Net Zero Energy Task Force for Public Buildings.

Carolyn has over 11 years of hands on Facilities Management experience most notably with the City of Newton, Mass. where she managed and coordinated all facilities operations and maintenance activities for 85 public buildings. Carolyn was responsible for developing a capital improvement plan that incorporated sustainable best practices as well as coordinating the commissioning of a 330,000 sq. ft. addition to a high school. Carolyn has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Salem State College and is a Certified Building Operator.

Carolyn’s High Performance Building team has been the recipient of a Green Apple Award from CHPS for advancing public policy for high performance schools and was part of a group that won the Jeffrey A. Johnson Award for excellence in the advancement of building energy codes and performance from the U.S. Department of Energy for developing the nation’s first stretch energy code.

Vice Chairs
Sean O'Donnell
Perkins Eastman

Jessica Mack
Southern California Edison

Roy Sprague
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

John Sumlin
Tandus Centiva

CHPS Staff

Elisabeth Krautscheid
Managing Director

Stephany Mason, PhD
Technical Director
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E. Sydney Muns
Program Coordinator

CHPS Associates

Katrina Shum Miller
Technical Projects Associate

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